According to the announcement, GAFTA monitors the situation in the ports of Ukraine, where the Customs Service limited the traders possibility of grain exports without having any legal foundation for such measures.
Nearly 10 days passed after the first letter of GAFTA regarding the overwhelmingly important issue, and the situation did not become better. About 1 mln tonne of grains is blocked in the ports, stated the announcement.
The Association underlined that during more than a month the exporters from Ukraine tried to supply the products on foreign markets, and the importers were waiting for the supply. The technical trade barrier, which the Customs Service set, caused the essential damage to the exporters and importers, and moreover, discredited the reputation of Ukraine as the stable trade partner.